Aside from industrial cloud-based uses and local energy management in smart homes or industry, another application of the CTR-700 is managing off-grid technical installations. This means equipment such as mobile phone masts which are set up far away from the electricity network.
“Field systems” of this kind are supplied with energy from renewable sources such as solar or wind power, or from fuel cells or conventional generators with a combustion motor. Systems that use renewable energy often have energy storage devices as well, to bridge any periods of low wind or sun. These batteries, like combustion motors, are subject to wear. The vital data of such remote energy sites must therefore be constantly monitored. This task is performed by sensors connected to the CTR-700. Data is transmitted pre-processed as the CTR-700 collects and processes the data. Only when threshold or expected values are found to be outside a defined range is relevant data sent to the operator.
There are two advantages to this. Firstly, it reduces transfer volumes, and secondly, it clears up the master display. However, operators can still access the system remotely at any time and retrieve the raw data.
For systems powered by fuel cells or diesel generators, it is important for fuel consumption and tank levels to be monitored. The CTR-700 sends the operating centre this data on fill levels and consumption during runtime. The operating centre can then use the data as part of supply chain management to coordinate tanker routes and ensure system availability at all times.